Record Store Day Drops 2021 - June
AC/DC releases an exclusive limited collector’s edition picture disc as part of RSD Drops 2021. The 12” vinyl includes “Through The Mists of Time” and “Witch’s Spell” from the global #1 album Power Up, housed in a PVC jacket with an OBI strip at the top.
"Through The Mists of Time" b/w "Witch's Spell"
Vinyl: $40.98 Buy
This limited edition picture disc edition of the latest album from the newly crowned kings of Swedish Metal comes in a special die cut sleeve, released first for RSD Drops. Both discs feature photos of the entire band on sides “A” and “C” ~ disc one features the current album on both sides, disc two features a four song live EP recorded in Paris. A download card is included, as is a custom RSD Drops hype sticker on the front.
A collection of remixes, reworkings and B-sides from legendary Pixies frontman Black Francis. Highlights include the Bloc Party remix of “The Seus”, plus rarities “II Cuchaiao” and “The Water” which were previously Exclusive to Francis’ website. This RSD Drops marks its first vinyl release, pressed on heavyweight black and white split vinyl.
1. “Abbabubba” 2. “Serious Curious” 3. “Il Cuchaiao” 4. “Alabaster” 5. “Rabbits” 6. “Dead Man's Curve” 7. “Polly's Into Me” 8. “The Seus (Infadels Remix)” 9. “Ghost Coming” 10. “The Water” 11. “The Seus (Charles Normal Remix)” 12. “Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)” 13. “Get Away Oil” 14. “The Seus (Bloc Party Remix)” 15. “Virginia Reel”
Vinyl: $11.99 Buy
The Blind Boys of Alabama are among the most premier artists of the gospel world. Bela Fleck is among the most premier artists of the bluegrass world. Together, they have earned 20 Grammy Awards and scores of other accolades. For RSD Drops 2021, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck have joined together for a special 7" 45RPM vinyl release.
On the A-side, they cover "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", the Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas classic made famous by Nina Simone. The song continues to be an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement. On the B-side, the Blind Boys bring "See By Faith" to a physical format for the first time. A bonus track to their acclaimed LP, Almost Home, "See By Faith" is a previously unreleased Bob Dylan-penned track.
This release is limited to 2000 copies worldwide.
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” / “See By Faith”
First time ever on vinyl for the never-issued commercial album from Tommy Bolin's early days with his could-have-been-mega-band Energy. Remastered from the official Tommy Bolin Archives.
1 LIMITS 2. DREAMER, 3. EYES OF BLUE 4. SKYSAIL
1. GUITAR SOLO (LIVE ENERGY)
In celebration of The Brummies’ second studio album, Automatic World, the guys, in collaboration with Nashville’s beloved Grimey’s record store, present an exclusive 6-song live set Live from Grimey’s recorded on 12/18/20. Pressed on translucent yellow vinyl.
2: Call Me
3: Fever Dream
4: Who Should I Be
5: Cherry Blossom
6: Automatic world
A limited edition, remastered 180g pressing marks the first time on vinyl for this 2002 release. “Precious Bryant is a national treasure.” -Bonnie Raitt
Blues Record of the Year 2002 - French Academy of Music
WC Handy nominee for Best Acoustic Blues Album and Best New Artist
One of the Best Albums of 2002 – Mojo Magazine
2002 Best Debut and Best Recording in Traditional and Acoustic Blues - Living Blues Magazine
A1. “Broke and Ain’t Got a Dime” A2. “Black Rat Swing” A3. “Blues All Around My Bed” A4. “Fool Me Good” A5. “Precious Bryant Staggerin’ Blues” A6. “Don’t Let the Devil Ride” A7. “You Don’t Want Me No More”
B1. “Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing” B2. “Don’t You Wanna Jump” B3. “Wadn’t I Scared” B4. “Fever” B5. “Ups and Downs” B6. “Peepin’ Out My Window” B7. “When the Saints Go Marching In” B8. “Georgia Buck”
LP: $30.99 Buy
For the first time ever on vinyl, a special limited edition Translucent Gold pressing of Canned Heat's 1997 super rare Canned Heat Blues Band album. This album captures the historic boogie band in a true blues and country blues setting, and features the original band's Fito de la Parra, Henry Vestine, Larry Taylor plus Junior Watson and Robert Lucas. Tried and true blue renditions from the pens of Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Alan Wilson of Canned Heat, plus newer originals from the band.
Side One 1-Stranger 2-Quiet Woman 3-Iron Horse 4-Jr's Shuffle 5-Creole Queen 6-Keep It To Yourself Side Two 1- Boogie Music 2-Going Up The Country 3-See Those Tears 4-One Kind Favor 5-Oh Baby 6-Gorgo Boogie
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
The Deluxe Edition for Village of the Damned presents the full score as heard in the film for the first time, a far more complete presentation then the 1995 Original Soundtrack which was not only truncated, but made of an entirely separate mix that wasn’t featured in the film. The set does however include the track, “Midwich Shuffle,” a fun number which was created specifically for the 1995 soundtrack despite never actually appearing in the film. Interest in John Carpenter's original film scores has never been higher, and his collaboration with Dave Davies of the Kinks is a one of a kind moment in cinematic music history. The album includes an all new original art direction with new notes and classic film stills and comes pressed on Orange Haze vinyl.
1. Angel Of Death / Midwich Sleeps / Daybreak 3:23
2. The Fair (Extended Version) 2:45
3. Gas Station / Asleep 3:00
4. Awaken / The Funeral 4:45
5. Welcome Home, Ben (Extended Version) 2:20
6. Big Meeting / The Decision 1:29
7. The Same Dream 1:17
1. Baptism (Extended Version) 6:56
2. Baby Mara 4:43
3. Children’s Theme / Dilemma 4:00
4. The Parents Arrive 3:53
5. Children’s Carol (Instrumental) 1:45
1. Loss / Carol Of The Damned 1:07
2. Carlton 7:44
3. Ben’s Death / Ultimatum 4:24
4. Burning Desire (Extended Version) 7:07
1. Last Kiss / The Bomb 1:47
2. The Brick Wall (Extended Version) 5:56
3. March Of The Children (End Credits) 8:09
4. Midwich Shuffle 2:05
Hip-Hop legend Chief Keef and super producer Zaytoven teamed up for one of the biggest collaboration projects of 2019 with GloToven. After their fan favorite mixtape, Camp GloTiggy went viral in 2016, Keef and Zaytoven knew their sequel had to be even stronger. Delivering twelve songs and a feature from Lil Pump, the duo outdid expectations, as GloToven received praise from the entire community. This glow-in-the-dark RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.
3rd Person / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes (feat. Lil Pump) / Batman / Ain’t Gonna Happen / Fast / Spy Kid / Petty / Han Han / Posse / Sneeze / What Can I Say / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes
In 2019, Cold War Kids announced a trilogy of albums entitled New Age Norms, the first two volumes of which featured hits including "Complainer" and "Who's Gonna Love Me Now" plus numerous fan favorites and saw the band fashion something ambitious and altogether their own. This RSD Drops release of the New Age Norms box set includes the first two volumes of the trilogy: 2019's New Age Norms 1 and 2020's New Age Norms 2 (in its first-ever vinyl pressing) with the addition of four bonus tracks and a limited-edition poster. 2021 will see the album trilogy completed with the release of New Age Norms 3.
New Age Norms 1
1. Complainer 2. Fine Fine Fine 3. Waiting For Your Love 4. Beyond The Pale 5. Dirt in my Eyes 6. 4th of July 7. Calm Your Nerves 8. Tricky Devil 9. 1 x 1 (feat. Wesley Schultz) 10. Story Of Our Lives
New Age Norms 2
1. Who's Gonna Love Me Now 2. Obsession 3. You Already Know 4. Ceiling Fan 5. Regret Regret 6. Somewhere 7. Across The Divide 8. Catch Me Falling 9. Series Of Dreams 10. Almost A Crime
Vinyl: $33.98 Buy
COMPLETE 1978 LIVE CONCERT RECORDING - FIRST TIME ON VINYL
The two-time Edison-Award winning blues band from the Netherlands, Barrelhouse, will release their complete live recording with Albert Collins as part of RSD Drops 2021.
The year is 1978 and Barrelhouse invited Albert Collins to join them for a TV show. At the time he was not as well known in Europe as he would later become. It became his first appearance on national TV outside of the United States. He returned to the Netherlands later that year for a short tour and the recording of this live album. “Albert Collins and his manager Dick Shurman arrived on the airport, he brought a flightcase with his Fender Telecaster, a packet of spare strings and a suitcase. On stage he was a star, off stage he was one of the band, wanted to travel in the Barrelhouse 9 seater.”
This RSD Drops release on 180g Translucent Red/Solid White/Black vinyl contains an extra, never-pressed-to-vinyl, track “Things I Used To Do”, which completes the concert by Collins and Barrelhouse on December 28, 1978.
A1 Frosty (Live) A2 Honey Hush (Live) A3 I've Got a Mind to Travel (Live) A4 Don't Lose Your Cool (Live) A5 Things I Used to Do (Live)
B1 Blue River Rising (Live) B2 Cock It on the Wall (Live) B3 Conversation with Collins (Live) B4 Keep Your Business Straight (Live)
The Cure’s third studio album Faith marks its 40th Anniversary this year and to celebrate the album – which features the single “Primary” – will be pressed on picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.
Vinyl: $22.99 Buy
Deftones White Pony 20th Anniversary re-issue included a full disc of remixes of the original album, aka Black Stallion. Two remixes that did not make the acclaimed Black Stallion are now released as an RSD Drops limited edition picture disc. This 12” single features the unreleased remixes by Telfon Tel Aviv (“Digital Bath”), and Arca (“Feiticeira”).
When Manu Dibango meets the members of Buena Vista Social Club in Cuba
1. Cielito Lindo
3. Rumba Makossa
4. Son de la Loma
5. Cerisiers Roses Et Pommiers Blancs
7. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
9. El Manicero
10. El Paralitico
11. Cosita Linda
The Doors’ famed studio album Morrison Hotel recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, unearthing rare session tapes from the original recording sessions. Exclusively for RSD Drops 2021, Morrison Hotel Sessions will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, offering listeners a fly-on-the-wall experience to hear The Doors create “Roadhouse Blues,” “Peace Frog/Blue Sunday” and “Queen Of The Highway” from the masterpiece album. The limited edition package – which was mixed and assembled by The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick – is pressed on 180g double vinyl and also features new liner notes from Botnick. Strictly limited and numbered to 16,000 copies worldwide.
SIDE ONE: BLACK DRESSED IN LEATHER (Queen Of The Highway Sessions) - First Session (11/15/68): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Various Takes), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 44). Second Session (1/16/69): 4. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 12), 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 14)
SIDE TWO: Third Session (Date unknown): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKES 5, 6 & 9), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 14), 4. I WILL NEVER BE UNTRUE, 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE UNKNOWN) | MONEY BEATS SOUL (Roadhouse Blues Sessions) - First Session: 6. Roadhouse Blues (Take 14)
SIDE THREE: Second Session: 1. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT), 2. ROCK ME BABY. Third Session: 3. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 6 & 7), 4.ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKE 8)
SIDE FOUR: Fourth Session: 1. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 1 & 2), 2. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 5, 6 & 14) | Dawn’s Highway (Peace Frog/Blue Sunday Session) 3. PEACE FROG/BLUE SUNDAY (TAKE 4), 4. PEACE FROG (TAKE 12)
7" Vinyl: $12.99 Buy
In the winter of 2021, Steve Earle & The Dukes released J.T., an eleven-song recording that consists of ten Justin Townes Earle songs and one Steve Earle original. The album was released to critical acclaim and Steve Earle's proceeds from the record are continually being directed to a trust for his granddaughter, Etta (Justin's daughter). In honor of Justin Townes Earle and the record his father recorded, New West is proud to present a split 7" featuring two versions of an indelible Justin' Townes Earle song. The double A-side single features "The Saint Of Lost Causes." as performed by Justin from his 2019 album of the same name as well as Steve Earle & The Dukes’ version from the J.T. release. This split 7” single will be pressed on yellow vinyl and limited to 5000 copies worldwide.
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Steve Earle & The Dukes
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Justin Townes Earle
Limited edition 50th anniversary picture disc of ELP’s 1971 acclaimed, seminal second studio album that UK#1 / US#9 / Italy #1 / Germany #4 / Netherlands #6 / Australia #6.
Die-cut sleeve with replicas of the original album artwork, mastered from the 2012 HD remaster by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham.
SIDE A: 1. Tarkus 2. Eruption 3. Stones Of Years 4. Iconoclast 5. Mass 6. Manticore 7. Battlefield 8. Aquatarkus
SIDE B: 1. Jeremy Bender 2. Bitches Crystal 3. The Only Way (Hymn) 4. Infinite Space (Conclusion) 5. A Time And A Place 6. Are You Ready Eddy?
6 LP box set of every recording from ‘90s metal/punk/indie band Engine Kid featuring sunn O))), Thor’s Hammer and Goatsnake member (and Southern Lord owner) Greg Anderson. Everything has been remastered and there are a lot of unreleased/unheard recordings as well as stuff that is long gone and impossible to find. Printed at Stoughton printing with gatefold jackets and foil stamped embossed box, with extensive 12-page booklet.
Astronaut / Novocaine
2. 1/4 Mile Thunder
3. The Needle And The Damage Done
4. Little Drummer Boy
6. Treasure Chest
Bear Catching Fish
1. Bear Catching Fish
2. Rockford Files
3. Treasure Chest
4. Cabin Fever
5. Quarter Mile Thunder
7. Mountain High
8. Winter Time
1. Holes To Fight In
6. Herbie Hancock
8. Jumper Cables
10. A Quinn Martin Production
11. Angel Dust
12. Lies Like Knives
Split w/ Iceburn & Everything Left
1. Trailhead At Lake
2. Hiking The Circumference Of The Mountaintop Lake
3. The Shining Path
6. Thigh with a Desolate Thorn
8. The Heater Sweats Nails
Rude Boy-Curious Post-Punk Lightning In A Bottle!
'...all of these songs are based on post-Marcusian cliches sophisticated enough to get the average rock fan thinking hard, and some of them are based on post-Marcusian ideas sophisticated enough to get the average post-Marcusian thinking hard. Sounds unmusical but it isn't that either--the singing is clever and impassioned, the punkish, futuristic reggae-synthesizer fusion often catchy and always apt.' - Robert Christgau
First ever LP reissue, on verduous green vinyl!
1. Product Perfect 2. Die In The West 3. Red, Green And Gold 4. Burning Down 5. Big John / Hanoi Annoys Me / Innocent 6. Citinite 7. Don’t Touch Me 8. Bike Boys 9. Fashion 10. Technofascist
Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day. Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped. The second of this series comes from Ella Fitzgerald. This 12" Single LP features live versions of Mack the Knife and Summertime from the legendary 1960 Berlin performance, with the 1962 “Lost Berlin Tapes” versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962
First time 180g audiophile vinyl edition of The Fixx's biggest album, from 1984. In addition to their smash hits "One Thing Leads To Another" and "Saved By Zero", this limited edition release also contains two new bonus tracks not on the original album "Going Overboard" and the hit single "Deeper and Deeper (long version)" from the ‘80s rock musical movie "Streets Of Fire"
SIDE ONE 1-One Thing Leads to Another - 2-The Sign of Fire 3-Running 4-Saved by Zero 5-Opinions 6-Deeper & Deeper (long 12" version)
SIDE TWO 1-Reach the Beach 2-Changing 3-Liner 4-Privilege 5-Outside 6-Going Overboard (rare B-side)
San Francisco rock band The Flamin' Groovies moved to Britain in 1972, where they signed to United Artists. During this year they recorded The Rockfield Recordings with British producer Dave Edmonds at The Rockfield Studios in Wales. Now for the first time, all their 1972 recordings for United Artists will be released on vinyl, having previously only been available on CD as A Bucket of Brains back in 1995. The 10” includes both the original mix -- and a 1995 remix at original speed -- of their masterpiece “Shake Some Action”. Limited to 6500 copies worldwide.
Side One – 1. Shake Some Action, 2. Tallahassee Lassie, 3. Married Woman, 4. Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues
Side Two – 1. Slow Death, 2. You Tore Me Down, 3. Little Queenie, 4. Shake Some Action (95 Mixdown - Original Speed)
The Soft Bulletin is one of the Flaming Lips’ most popular and best-selling albums. The Soft Bulletin Companion was originally available as a promo-only CD, hand-made by the Lips’ management, and given to media and radio as the original album grew in popularity around its original release. The compilation includes unreleased songs from the era, plus outtakes and early mixes, B-sides, international bonus tracks and stereo versions of Zaireeka tracks. This silver-colored, double LP comes to record stores first as part of RSD Drops.
This live set was recorded in the summer of 2020 in Dublin's historic Kilmainham Gaol. It is a ten song document of some of their best work to date put down on 180g vinyl in a gatefold jacket with an essay by author and historian Donal Fallon.
A1) Hero's Death A2) Sha Sha Sha A3) Chequeless Reckless A4) Televised Mind A5) Too Real
B1) I Don't Belong B2) Liberty Belle B3) Big B4) Dublin City Sky B5) Boys in the Better Land
When Jeffrey Dean Foster watched the Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd’s murder last summer, he wanted to address the cruelty that prompted them. The result was “I’m Starting to Bleed,” a pastiche of late-period Bowie and “Cruisin’”-era Smokey Robinson infused with a creeping sense of dread. The remixed, reimagined “I’m Starting to Bleed (Pastoral)” strips the song back to its studs, trading the original instrumentation for guitars orchestrated by 1970s Film Stock. “When Was the Last Time” was recorded as a bare-bones acoustic performance at The Ramkat in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Don Dixon suggested making a record out of it, noting that Johnny Cash magicked some of his TV appearances into album tracks. Dixon and Foster’s additions of drums, bass, electric guitar and strings, Beth McKee’s Wurlitzer, and Marti Jones’ pristine backing vocals turned it into a panoramic pop song. “Tell Somebody” is a wall of sound full of sonic nods to The Who, Big Star, and Teenage Fanclub at their Bandwagonesque best. “Headin’ Home” is a tossed-off ode to pandemic isolation, like the Flamin’ Groovies reluctantly following a stay-at-home-order. Dixon and Mitch Easter pulled the mixes together, while Dave McNair (Bowie, Dylan, Patti Smith) mastered the record. The I’m Starting to Bleed EP probably couldn’t have been made outside of the disorienting cauldron of the past year. Foster is currently working on his next full-length album.
Proceeds from this release, and three others in this series support The Shalom Project (an organization that supports NC families in need).
This is a regional release and though it’s available to all RSD-participating stores, it will primarily be available at stores in North Carolina.
Side 1: 1) “I'm Starting To Bleed”
Side 2: 1) “When Was The Last Time” 2) “Tell Somebody” 3) “Headin' Home” 4) “I'm Starting To Bleed (pastoral)”
Side B: “In A Minor Key”, “It Must Be Raining Somewhere”, “Un Autre Temps”, “Come Home To Me”, “There's A Dream Around The Corner”, “Cerulean Is Lovely”
Another grunge metal classic! Gruntruck's bloodlines were impeccable; the band was founded (where else?) in Seattle by two members of the pioneering grunge band Skin Yard, vocalist Ben McMillan and drummer Norman Scott. While in Skin Yard, Scott also briefly joined Soundgarden, and collaborated with Chris Cornell on a lesser-known band, the low frequency power trio Bass Truck. Lead guitarist Tommy Niemeyer from metal thrashers The Accüsed and bassist Tim Paul, previously of PDX hardcore punks Final Warning, rounded out the initial, classic line-up, which is what you hear on this 1992 record, which was produced by the band and fellow ex-Skin Yard member (and go-to grunge producer) Jack Endino. Previously released on vinyl only in Europe and Brazil (!), original copies of Push are virtually impossible to find, which is too bad; this record offered a mesmerizing mix of atonal riffage and hooky tunes like the single "Tribe." This is its first-ever domestic vinyl release, and we're giving it a real "Push"; we've added two never-on-LP tracks ("Crucifunkin'" and "Flesh Fever") that the band recorded in between the sessions for Push and their first album, Inside Yours, and expanded the release to a killer 2-LP set (sequenced by Jack Endino himself) housed inside a gatefold jacket. Clear with opaque red and yellow swirl vinyl, limited to 2500 copies, exclusive for RSD Drops 2021.
Tribe, Machine Action, Racked, Crazy Love, Above Me, Gotta Believe, Break, Slow Scorch, Follow, Body Farm, Lose, Push, BONUS TRACKS Crucifunkin', Flesh Fever
Essential vinyl release of the Throwing Muses' mainstay's 2016 CD and essay book featuring stories from what NPR calls “her life's most perception-altering junctures”. Now lovingly pressed to gold vinyl.
1 Bright 2 Bubble Net 3 In Stitches 4 Secret Codes 5 Green Screen 6 Hemingway's Tell 7 Detox 8 Wonderland 9 Day 3 10 Diving Bell 11 Killing Two Birds 12 Guadalupe
1 American Copper 2 August 3 Some Dumb Runaway 4 From The Plane 5 Sun Blown 6 Elysian Fields 7 Soma Gone Slapstick 8 Cooties 9 Christmas Underground 10 Between Piety And Desire 11 Shaky Blue Can 12 Shotgun
Exclusive RSD Drops release featuring four session/stripped back tracks from recent album CFTW. Look for four new videos to accompany the tracks.
Side A: Rookery (Live) / Far Out (Live)
Side B: Finders Keepers/The Strange Last Flight of Richard Russell (Live)
A 7” picture disc featuring their cover of Metallica’s “Sad But True” and their Top 10 radio single “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix. This is Exclusively at record stores as part of RSD Drops.
A Side: “Sad But True” (Metallica Cover)
B Side: “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach